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"She Begins Again To Live in the Past": On The Ravishing of Lol Stein by Marguerite Duras

I don’t know how to write about Lol Stein. I’ll start there, with an admission of my own limitations, a confession that any review that I write will fail to encompass all that I felt while reading it and all that I feel all these months and years later. 1,222 more words


The Lover: Giving Beaten Down Women Who Have Lost Their Looks Everywhere Hope That Their Old Love Will Always Remember Them As They Were

“The story of my life doesn’t exist. Does not exist. There’s never any center to it. No path, no line.” But, for as self-effacing as the unnamed narrator in Marguerite Duras’ … 962 more words

The Opiate

Forget the death of the author; people would much rather look at the face of the author than the text of the author. Faces. Ugly writers are beautiful.

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Triple Choice Tuesday: Paula McGrath

Welcome to Triple Choice Tuesday. This is where I ask some of my favourite bloggers, writers and readers to share the names of three books that mean a lot to them. 777 more words

Triple Choice Tuesday

17 Brilliant Short Novels & Other Links

Went cycling to Cardiff Bay barrage with Jennifer this morning. We sat for some time in the sunshine, before deciding to return to the cool shade of the apartment. 108 more words

French New Wave Women: Hiroshima mon amour and Lola

An overlooked yet striking characteristic of the French New Wave is that all of its filmmakers – apart from Agnès Varda, Jacques Demy’s wife – were men. 3,857 more words

Non Classé

The talent of older actors is shamefully being ignored

I do wish editors wouldn’t print things like ‘the actress sister of John le Carré’; it’s so unnecessary. That gripe against the newspaper aside, I agree with everything Charlotte Cornwell has to say. 65 more words